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To Build a Fire Audiobook

To Build a Fire

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Publisher's Summary

"He travels fastest who travels alone...but not after the frost has dropped below zero 50 degrees or more." (Yukon Code)

Jack London's best short story.

Public Domain (P)2013 Trout Lake Media

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  • Aaron
    United States
    21/02/14
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    "never go alone in -50°"

    Written as only Jack London can...

    A man traveling alone across a winter-scape where temps are colder than -50 below.
    His legs accidentally go through a soft spot where natural spring waters remain free of ice regardless of temps. Now the emergency! He must start a fire, but his hands are not working, and his legs are starting to freeze.

    As I write this review, the midwest has been experiencing record cold temps as cold as -50°. School is cancelled and weather advisories go into effect. People are warned to stay indoors.

    In this book, his friend warns him not go out alone, but he doesn't listen...
    It is not London's best work, but he does manage to capture a certain poignancy.

    Narration was fine- Husmann has a classic, crisp tone.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Nothing really matters
    Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    27/12/13
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    "Great classic."

    My son and I enjoyed this reading of this classic short story very much. It made our trip to the dentist a great experience.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Kirsten
    06/08/15
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    "Shocking!!!"

    Great story! The end completely caught me off guard. The performance was very well done.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Thomas
    04/12/16
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    "Amazing short story"

    If you're familiar with jack London and any of his works I have no doubt you'll like this story. The narrator does an excellent job with his tone and pace. And for some pocket change you can't go wrong.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Rich
    Austin, TX USA
    27/09/16
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    "A Simple Lesson Worth Fifty Cents"

    The rational, egotistic mind of man contrasted with the instinctive mind of dog: a short lesson worth remembering.

    The narration ought to have been in a more minor key, so to speak--it was a little too upbeat for the theme of this title. But hey, it's Jack London--find some pocket change and enjoy an evening's read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Chris
    28/05/16
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    "Taste of childhood"

    I remember this being one of my favorites when growing up. I think the class hated it overall, most students questioning the point of the story.
    Back then I respected the beauty of the telling, the masterful descriptions of the Yukon.

    Short and sweet; the performance matching the tone. This is Jack London.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Tripp
    Irving, TX United States
    28/04/15
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    "Bad story"

    It is depressing and sooooo confusing!! But the reader did well.........I wish the author had a less depressing story line

    1 of 4 people found this review helpful

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